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05-14-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 309
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I've never used a trailer but anyway, that tube...

I've never used a trailer but anyway, that tube should never have been used for that. That's why it crushed. If it makes it so you can't ride straight with no hands, then chuck it.
IMO get the kid...
05-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By GamblerGORD53

OK I was likely installing it wrong, I just got...

OK I was likely installing it wrong, I just got it out and played with my broken steerer. I think I figured out what we were doing wrong.
The think I had the top 3 pieces separated, while it should...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So it's the same as a lame 1x? Yup.

So it's the same as a lame 1x? Yup.
05-11-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Good luck with that POS. I used one briefly. Not...

Good luck with that POS. I used one briefly. Not even the LBS veteran could figure the stupid things out. Near impossible to get the too small tab to stay in the notch.
I then found a nice old...
05-11-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The actual very very BEST front brake is SA XL...

The actual very very BEST front brake is SA XL DRUM brakes. ZERO adjustments ever. ZERO worries ever. ALWAYS works.
EASY to take the wheel off and with air in the tire. Mine has 29,000 miles with...
05-10-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By GamblerGORD53

IF it isn't a both pad moving caliper, then get...

IF it isn't a both pad moving caliper, then get one. You can have a bigger gap. The best is the cable TRP Spyre.
Mine is with a Rohloff in homemade track ends. Never rubbed once or squealed since I...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By GamblerGORD53

380% is way more than my 5 or 7 speed IGH at 243...

380% is way more than my 5 or 7 speed IGH at 243 %. I also do fine on the highway a 50 lb SA 3 speed at 186%.
Being an inefficient boat anchor CVT is another matter. But then if it craps out, it...
05-10-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, that's the older model like mine. But the...

Yah, that's the older model like mine. But the cog shown in that Soma ad is NOT for the 5w. Could be for a the new rotary 5 sp or for an 8 speed SA.
I have seen other ads with half the info for the...
05-09-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,160
Posted By GamblerGORD53

They are all OLD guys too. LOL.

They are all OLD guys too. LOL.
05-09-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,160
Posted By GamblerGORD53

So why are they following the tractor/ rake??...

So why are they following the tractor/ rake?? Because of the double yellow or they are too slow to pass?? LOL
Unlike roadhog cyclists, I've never seen a tractor go slow ON PURPOSE.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's a problem?? LOL.

That's a problem?? LOL.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By GamblerGORD53

There's no need for it that ridiculously low.

There's no need for it that ridiculously low.
05-09-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By GamblerGORD53

A SS frame will only accommodate a 3 speed IGH....

A SS frame will only accommodate a 3 speed IGH. Notch dR dropouts are a no go too of course.
Best is a SA hub with drum brakes. I have a SAX RD 3, SA XL-RD5w, SA XL-FDD, Nexus 7i roller brake and...
05-08-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 856
Posted By GamblerGORD53

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/imgp4141_32708a620ec3f285c12d6ded1390cc71de4538cb.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By GamblerGORD53

NOBODY makes better flaps than ME. I use my...

NOBODY makes better flaps than ME. I use my retired high rubber boots. They already are the perfect shape and the rubber is thicker where the bolts go. My latest boots are 100% done for now. LOL....
05-08-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 856
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, someone was endangered ..... The RED CAR....

Yah, someone was endangered ..... The RED CAR. The truck was a foot or two over the line. Car had to hit the dirt.
Both those drivers need to better time the pass. Maybe you as well. I sure as hell...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By GamblerGORD53

With skinny tires?? Pfffft Size too small as...

With skinny tires?? Pfffft
Size too small as well.
05-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,160
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This will fix him. LOL. ...

This will fix him. LOL.
youtube.com/watch?v=ZgXoM7wR4jc
05-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,160
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You FEEL unsafe?? LOL hahahaha Entitled...

You FEEL unsafe?? LOL hahahaha
Entitled cyclist was afraid of that SPECK of dirt on the shoulder.
05-06-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By GamblerGORD53

My SA XRD3 will spin 3 min+. I guess a coaster...

My SA XRD3 will spin 3 min+. I guess a coaster may be more draggy like my roller brake.
If yours is old then obviously it needs taken apart and relubed. There needs to be a bit of play.
My Nexus 7i...
05-05-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 825
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Those different color sidewalls are terrible for...

Those different color sidewalls are terrible for that. Avoid at all cost. IMO.
05-04-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Geeze just try a 20 or 21T. NO gears will get you...

Geeze just try a 20 or 21T. NO gears will get you up any and every hill. It's just stupid trying.
You will NOT be happy with a top speed of 24 mph.
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Darn I was going to offer some parts I want to...

Darn I was going to offer some parts I want to sell. 180 mm disc and an original thread on 16T cog, you may or not want.
So what year is your Surly?
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By GamblerGORD53

OP needs to post pics of what he has so we can...

OP needs to post pics of what he has so we can get the right info. Like thru axels are a no go. I use nutted plates and the long arm brace that gets slagged for no reason. I do agree that those 2...
Forum: Touring
05-03-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I saw at least 3 guys with a Rohloff14 in...

I saw at least 3 guys with a Rohloff14 in Vietnam. The first was a 26er LHT in Saigon, before he had loaded it up I think. So it had a tensioner. I use a vice to hold the hub tool while I yank the...
05-02-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I bought a pair of those E-plus tires last year,...

I bought a pair of those E-plus tires last year, but not used yet. They are actually supposed to be less stiff, more grippy and a bit longer lasting.
I may not use them this year either. The 15%...
05-01-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Way to go djb. You converted another...

Way to go djb. You converted another can't-a-hill-a-phobic. LOL. He'll be scared to tour in Florida.
Forum: Touring
05-01-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Of those, only the Genesis resembles a tour bike,...

Of those, only the Genesis resembles a tour bike, IMO.
Second choice would be get the IGH one if it's possible to convert it to a Rohloff14. It doesn't say if it has an 8 or 11 speed.
1x dR is a...
05-01-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The OP now has the same range as me. He's 20...

The OP now has the same range as me. He's 20 years younger and his bike likely 30 lbs lighter. LOL
I would just get a 20T and be done with it. Your bike is not the billy goat type anyway. May as...
04-29-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,022
Posted By GamblerGORD53

How the hell did that cable make it around the...

How the hell did that cable make it around the block?? OMG
The frame is very nice, a size small tho.
When you get a caliper, make it a TRP Spyre. Basically impossible to set up poorly.
04-29-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,172
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What's a helmet??

What's a helmet??
04-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy solution. Go look at used bike ads. Choose...

Easy solution. Go look at used bike ads. Choose an IGH 3 speed DUTCH bike. There are thousands of these in UK.
Find somebody to do a good lube job on it. They already have comfortable upright swept...
04-24-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Get busy and lube the WHOLE bike.

Get busy and lube the WHOLE bike.
04-23-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Easy question..... Throw the POS in the GARBAGE....

Easy question..... Throw the POS in the GARBAGE. Bye.
04-23-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By GamblerGORD53

^^^^^ That lane is the epitome of IGNORANT. OMG. ...

^^^^^ That lane is the epitome of IGNORANT. OMG.
Why can't bikes go on Duplex Ave, very close and residential. ?
04-20-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 643
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I have to say +1 to chucking the whole bike....

I have to say +1 to chucking the whole bike. Looks suicidal IMO. The extensions linked above have a very negative review and I can see why.
I have DIY made extensions myself with 7/8" alu bar and a...
04-15-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah it's gorgeous, but practical?? Not. I hope...

Yah it's gorgeous, but practical?? Not. I hope you greased the hell out of every part. I had to when I bought my 1973 CCM 3 speed.
Those drops will not be comfortable, or safe IMO. Get a comfort...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,258
Posted By GamblerGORD53

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the...

This guy only looks a bit hunched because the frame is a size too small. Typical for Surlys for sure. LOL.
Angled up stem and tailbone way to the back end.
I had ZERO back aches on 2 tours with...
04-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By GamblerGORD53

WHY did you buy a FLAWED bike in the first...

WHY did you buy a FLAWED bike in the first place?? Start over and get one that you WANT. Some have a SA 3 speed in the rear.
Those things are meant for FLAT land.
04-11-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Reno is a LITTLE city, says so on the sign. LOL....

Reno is a LITTLE city, says so on the sign. LOL. I haven't been there in over 30 years, is it really any different??
They are NOT putting a bike path on the casino strip. Pfffft.
I rode the Hwy 99...
04-09-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,901
Posted By GamblerGORD53

What's with that Rose web page. Won't let you...

What's with that Rose web page. Won't let you look unless you sell yourself to the google tracking monster.
04-07-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,901
Posted By GamblerGORD53

OR you could buy a Dutch IGH bike. They are made...

OR you could buy a Dutch IGH bike. They are made for a GF on the back. LOL.
Seriously, I saw a Dutch video with a medium size guy pedaling and on the back was a TALL guy sitting sidesaddle. Had to...
Forum: Touring
04-07-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,681
Posted By GamblerGORD53

You still haven't said what the front gears are....

You still haven't said what the front gears are. LOL. I would have said that's a perfect fit, pretty rare for LHTs. I love that green color. I would be wary of those eyelet rim holes being corroded...
04-07-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By GamblerGORD53

One is perfect, the other is dinosaur tech with...

One is perfect, the other is dinosaur tech with one pad moving. LOL. Yah the TRP costs 50% more I think. You get what you pay for.
The BB7 is seriously chunky and clunky, it's 15 mm wider. POS....
04-06-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,549
Posted By GamblerGORD53

That's the exact opposite IME. I've passed some...

That's the exact opposite IME. I've passed some on hills with my SA 3 speed heavyweight.
The fastest girl I ever saw was on a fixie going 25 mph DT here. Happened to be my first ride with my...
04-05-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,883
Posted By GamblerGORD53

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything,...

I still haven't had threadless, clip anything, tubeless, carbon frame or any other carbon part I haven't made myself.
Forum: Touring
04-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,220
Posted By GamblerGORD53

We can't help until you show WTH you have. It...

We can't help until you show WTH you have. It might be better if you just get another whole bike. I never made it around the block with drops.
My bars are all old style swept/ riser chrome steel,...
Forum: Touring
04-05-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By GamblerGORD53

46T cogs belong on the front, NOT the back....

46T cogs belong on the front, NOT the back. That's what's all wrong with 1x.
Forum: Touring
04-05-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,104
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Da hell is that now?? You have a tri bike now....

Da hell is that now?? You have a tri bike now. You can't even put those wheels on the Schwinn with those useless spokes.
Putting old 700c wheels on the Schwinn could help.
IMO, Go back to the...
Forum: Touring
04-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,104
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Don't confuse wacky boat anchor greased roller...

Don't confuse wacky boat anchor greased roller brakes with awesome SA DRUM brakes, the best ever made since 1931.
My Simcoe roadster bike bought last year came with roller brakes and a Nexus 7i. It...
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